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Helping Hands

by Seth Mela

Michael Sulsona of Graniteville, New York is a veteran who lost both his legs in 1971, when he stepped on a landmine in Vietnam. He's been in a wheelchair ever since . . . and not a good one.

He's been trying to get the Veterans Administration to give him a new wheelchair for the past two years, because his keeps breaking. But the VA wouldn't do it.

Michael was shopping at a Lowe's hardware store last Monday when his wheelchair broke AGAIN, just as the store was closing. So a few Lowe's employees decided to do what the VA refused to do . . . and help him out.

Three Lowe's employees jumped into action, grabbed a bunch of parts, and spent 45 minutes working on Michael's wheelchair. They even covered the cost of all the parts . . . and when they were done, it was working perfectly.

Michael says he tried to thank them, but they kept saying it was their honor. They just saw he needed help and helped him out. Quote, "They didn't ask any questions, didn't feel the need to fill out any forms or make phone calls."